9th Feb 2020
In insecure or ‘limited access’ environments, humanitarian assistance may have to
be supported and monitored from a distance. Limited access programming is very
dependent on trust – in partners, communities and other actors. If there is little or no
trust, programming will not be possible
Oxfam Guidelines for M&E in limited access programme Minimum Requirements
The decision to do remote programming must be based on a principle of Do No Harm and the security of partners and the community is paramount
At the start of the project, a risk analysis must be carried out. Three types of risks are analysed:
How the project could affect the context and people’s safety;
How the context could affect the project and;
How the project or the context could pose a risk for partner staff on the ground.
Access must be negotiated and based on the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality
Use a range of mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the performance of local partners based on the minimum useful information requirements.
Keep indicators simple and ensure they are understood by partners and communities
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